JUST ANNOUNCED: Dazzling Details on Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary Celebration

By The D23 Team Today just got very magical—Good Morning America just announced the start of “The World’s Most Magical Celebration,” beginning October 1, 2021 in honor of Walt Disney World Resort’s 50th anniversary. The 18-month celebratory event will feature new experiences at the resort’s four theme parks and beyond, where shimmering EARidescent décor will appear …

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Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

Watch the Live Dedication of Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance on December 4

By Zach Johnson On December 5, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance will debut at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, blurring the lines between fantasy and reality on a scale never before seen in a Disney attraction. To celebrate the attraction’s opening, Disney Parks Blog will live stream the dedication ceremony on …

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400+ Plant-Based Dishes Coming to Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts

By Zach Johnson Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort have announced that all of their major quick and table service restaurants will soon be serving plant-based options. Guests can choose from more than 400 sweet and savory creations, including several new dishes. Because guests have embraced existing plant-based offerings, the two Resorts were inspired …

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Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Majestic New Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Poster—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter Another look at the return of the Fairy Queen of the Moors, and Freeform prepares for “30 Days of Disney”… Read more, along with other news from around Disney, in this week’s news briefs! Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Debuts Eye-Catching New Poster It may be hard to believe, after the years-long anticipation, …

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The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™

9 Chilling Twilight Zone Tower of Terror Facts

By Jocelyn Buhlman October 31, 1939: The date of the fateful night when five passengers from glamorous Hollywood took their one-way trip into the Twilight Zone. July 22, 1994: The date the Hollywood Tower Hotel reopened its doors for us at Disney Hollywood Studios—and reopened the mystery behind the hotel. And now? July 22, 2019 …

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May the 4th at Disneyland

Disneyland Celebrates May the 4th—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter See how you can feel the Force this weekend at Disneyland Resort, and catch up with Disney Channel favorites… Read more, along with other news from around Disney, in this week’s news briefs! May the 4th Brings the Force to Disneyland Ahead of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge We can’t believe there are …

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Disney's Hollywood Studios

30 Reasons to Celebrate 30 Years of Disney’s Hollywood Studios

By the D23 Team Where’s the one place you can go to experience fine dining in the golden age of Hollywood, meet intergalactic heroes from a galaxy far, far away, before being pulled into another wacky gag from The Muppets? Why, it’s Disney’s Hollywood Studios, of course! This Disney park has been taking us on …

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Toy Story Land

Everything We Loved About Toy Story Land

By Courtney Potter D23 is celebrating the opening of Toy Story Land by bringing you along for an exclusive tour of this amazing new corner of Disney’s Hollywood Studios park… “Yeehaw!” Giddy up, partner—it’s almost time for the grand opening of the newest land to delight the young and the young-at-heart at Walt Disney World …

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Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway

Sneak Peek at New Attractions Racing to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

By Jocelyn Buhlman Disney Parks fans welcomed several high-speed announcements this morning. Following the dedication of Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney Parks Blog shared some exciting news about the future of Disney’s Hollywood Studios. A New Look at Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway The adorable new attraction, Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, …

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Toy Story Land Will Shine Bright at Night—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter The newest land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios glimmers and gleams when the sun goes down, and we learn all about The Wasp’s origins… Read more, along with other news from around Disney, in this week’s news briefs! Toy Story Land Will Light Up the Night at Disney’s Hollywood Studios We’re mere days …

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Donald's Dino Bash

The Ultimate Dino-Tour of Disney Parks All Over the World

By Jocelyn Buhlman This week, a special celebration of Cretaceous proportions is coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Donald Duck is kicking off a Dino-Bash—and we wanted to have our own Dino-mite celebration to join in the fun. We’ve rounded up all the ways you can encounter dinos big, small, and sometimes skeletal, at Disney parks all …

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Travel to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge on a Brand-New Star Tours Experience

By Nicole Nalty Lightspeed to Star Tours – The Adventures Continue! This morning, guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disneyland park took the first trip to the previously unexplored planet coming to life at both parks in 2019. Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Executive Scott Trowbridge just shared (via the Disney Parks Blog) details on this …

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News Briefs

#DreamBigPrincess Campaign Kicks Off—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter Disney partners with Girl Up to empower and inspire, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios previews new fun to come… See more, along with other news from around Disney, in this week’s news briefs! Disney’s #DreamBigPrincess Photo Campaign Launches Around the Globe Disney’s “Dream Big, Princess,” an initiative launched in 2016, aims to tap …

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Quack Attack: DuckTales Gets a Premiere Date—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter DuckTales joins the Disney XD family this August, and T’Challa returns home in the new Black Panther teaser trailer… Read more, along with other news from around Disney, in this week’s news briefs! Solve a Mystery and Rewrite History with DuckTales—This August on Disney XD! Huge news for fans of Huey, Dewey, …

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Star Wars march

How to Have the Perfect Star Wars Day at Disney Parks

By Jocelyn Buhlman Star Wars may take place in a galaxy far, far away, but you can absolutely enjoy a day of intergalactic adventures at places a little closer to home. Disneyland park in California and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida both bring all the thrills, smiles, and epic lightsaber battles right into the magic …

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News Briefs

Dante the Dog’s Debut & Wreck-It Ralph’s Return—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter Meet Dante the dog from Disney•Pixar’s Coco, and Wreck-It Ralph 2 reveals its official title…Read more, along with other news from around Disney, in this week’s news briefs! Disney•Pixar’s Coco Presents Dante’s Lunch—A Short Tail How cool is this? First we got to see the official trailer for Disney•Pixar’s newest animated film, …

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female imagineers

9 Inspirational Disney Imagineers

By Courtney Potter D23 celebrates Women’s History Month with a look at some of the talented women bringing Disney magic to life at Walt Disney Imagineering. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued a presidential proclamation declaring the week of March 8 as National Women’s History Week—celebrating, as he said at the time, the “achievements, leadership, …

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The Music of Pixar Live!

The Music of Pixar LIVE! coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

By Jocelyn Buhlman Disney’s Hollywood Studios will premiere The Music of Pixar LIVE! A Symphony of Characters, starting on May 26. This limited-time event will be presented three times nightly at the Theater of the Stars. This magical musical revue will feature famous songs from Pixar movies, as well as the films’ iconic scores. Get …

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Star Wars-Themed Lands

Something New to See AT-AT Star Wars-Themed Lands

By Nicole Nalty Disney fans are anxiously awaiting the arrival of Star Wars-themed lands at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts, taking guests to a galaxy far, far away in 2019. The never-before-seen planet, under construction at both Disneyland park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, will bring Star Wars characters and their beloved stories to life …

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Big Hero 6, Star Wars Galactic Nights, Cars 3, Pirates of the Caribbean

Pirates, Heroes, and Galactic Nights—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter A Second Season for Disney XD’s Big Hero 6 The Series Ready to revisit San Fransokyo? Disney XD’s Big Hero 6 The Series debuts this fall… and there’s fantastic news about a second season—plus a seriously adorable video featuring some of the show’s voice cast (including Maya Rudolph, Ryan Potter, and Stan …

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Star Wars-themed lands

Star Wars-Themed Lands Opening in 2019 at Disneyland and Walt Disney World

By Nicole Nalty Great news for fans of a particular galaxy far, far away! Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger just announced that Star Wars-themed lands at Disneyland park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be opening in 2019. When these lands open, they will be the largest, single-themed land expansions ever at both Disneyland and …

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One Man's Dream

Reliving One Man’s Dream in this Walt Disney World Attraction

by Greg Ehrbar One sunny day back in high school, just as your humble author finished presenting his report about Walt Disney, a classmate offered this comment: “That was so interesting! I didn’t even know Walt Disney was a real guy.” Hopefully, this is an isolated case. Nonetheless, it’s good to know that Disney’s Hollywood …

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